just what is this Quality Thing?
We have a select and careful breeding
program and we try to bring together our ideals in type, size, coat,
temperament and health, but just like most breeders, we do produce pet
quality kittens. The flaws these kittens may have may be so minor that only
we can see or notice them; such as a slight bump on the profile, a slightly
recessed chin, ears that are not large enough for our taste or any kind of
flaw that would keep us from wanting to have the kitten shown as a
representative of our cattery and reputation. Because we are quite
particular, often we might have a litter of kittens and not decide on their
quality until 10-14 weeks, sometimes longer. We know the wait can be hard on
our buyers, but we sometimes must keep kittens longer to ensure that a
breeder wanting a show quality kitten is getting a kitten we can stand
behind and be proud of in the show hall.
Our pet/companion quality kittens are
not released to their new homes until they are 12 weeks of age or older. All
companion quality kittens are sold as indoor-only kittens with a mandatory
spay-neuter agreement. De-clawing is forbidden. We do not sell breeder
quality cats and we do not release breeding rights lightly. Our pet and show
kittens are expensive and we screen prospective buyers extensively. These
kittens are our babies; we have devoted a great deal of time, effort,
expense and emotional involvement in creating and raising them and we strive
to find equally caring homes for them where they will provide a lifetime of
joy, amusement and loving companionship.
For show quality kittens, we require
references from prospective buyers and, in the case of breeders,
pedigrees/photos of the cats with which they are already working. We have a
flexible waiting list for show quality kittens and alters. We also refer to
other breeders who might be able to help interested breeders.